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It would have been hence a peculiar pleasure and pride to dedicate what I have
endeavoured to make a true national Anthology of three centuries to Henry
Hallam . But he is beyond the reach of any human tokens of love and reverence ;
and I ...
... and finer excellence here required , -better worth reading than much of what
fills the scanty hours that most men spare for self - improvement , or for pleasure
in any of its more elevated and permanent forms . And if this be true PREFACE . 7
And if this be true of even mediocre poetry , for how much more are we indebted
to the best ! Like the fabled fountain of the Azores , but with a more various power
, the magic of this Art can confer on each period of life its appropriate blessing ...
manner , will be found throughout : -something neither modern nor ancient , but
true in all ages , and like the works of Creation , perfect as on the first day . 1.
SPRING . Spring , the sweet Spring , is the year's pleasant king ; Then blooms
... jealous thought Where you may be , or your affairs suppose , But like a sad
slave , stay and think of nought Save , where you are , how happy you make
those ; So true a fool is love , that in your will , Though you do anything , he thinks
no ill .
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An updated version including some more modern poems. Among many favourites, it includes Ben Jonson's “Hymn to Diana”, one of the most perfect lyrics in the English language (you can recite it to the moon, and I have been known to), and “It is not growing like a tree”. Читати огляд повністю
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English poetry from the 1500's through the 1800's. Dedicated to Alfred Tennyson, Poet Laureate of Great Britain and Ireland from 1850-1892. It has end notes with lots of extra information, an index of ... Читати огляд повністю
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The Golden Treasury of the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English Language
Повний перегляд - 1863